Dumb waiters and dubious characters

Richard Digance

A close encounter puts Richard’s career back on the musical path

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It’s a double bill at Titchfield Festival Theatre next week as two plays will be performed consecutively until July 21.

Running from Wednesday, Edward Albee’s Zoo Story and Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter are being performed at the amateur dramatics group’s home on St Margaret’s Lane.

Starting off the evening is the 1957 play The Dumb Waiter. The black comedy tells the story of two assassins, with one obviously more experienced than the other, trapped in a room waiting for their next assignment.

After the interval, with a very fast set change, the 1958 Zoo Story will take to the stage. The play is set around two men having a conversation in Central Park, New York.

Peter is a businessman with a wife, two children and living in a nice area of the city.

Then there’s Jerry, who has a strong determination to find out everything he can about Peter and tell him everything too.

The two plays run from next Wednesday until July 21, with performances starting at 7.30pm.

n Tickets cost £9 to £11 from Titchfield Festival Theatre on (01329) 556156 or go to titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com.